From heart applique to coaster
Posted February 6, 2016on:
Yesterday I published a pattern to make a heart applique, and today I am going to continue my Valentine’s day inspiration with a heart coaster pattern that will include the applique.
This coaster, just like the heart is very easy to make, and can be finish in no time. Tie them up with a ribbon to make a pretty presentation. This is a perfect project for last minute gift ideas for Valentine’s day or any occasions!
Crocheted with a 4mm/G hook, the coaster is worked with half double crochet without joining the rounds. Use a stitch marker (I use a safety pin) to mark the end of your rows.
hdc= half double crochet
st = slip stitch
sl st = slip stitch
with color of your choice, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 12 hdc in center of the ring (12)
Rnd 2: [1 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (18)
Rnd 3: [2 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (24)
Rnd 4: [2 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (30)
Rnd 5: [3 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (36)
Fasten off with a sl st. Using same color as your heart applique, make a loop in one of the stitches to start a new round.
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around (40)
Join with a sl st, and embroider the rest of your thread in the back of the stitches.
Now you can glue your heart on the coaster with a glue gun or fabric glue.(I prefer that to sewing this way it doesn’t leave ugly stitches in the back of the coaster).
I also like to flatten my coaster with a steamed iron. I cover the coaster in a towel and put the iron on top for a few seconds. (do not iron directly on the yarn).
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, Monday I will post the last part of this series using the coaster and the applique to make a keychain.